Open Positions

One PhD position is available in the laboratory of Dr. Laura Ewell PhD, at the Institute of Experimental Epileptology and Cognition Research, University of Bonn Medical School, Germany.

A pressing question in neuroscience is how neuron diversity impacts brain function, especially in cases of disease. The question is difficult to answer because there is a trade-off between techniques that allow researchers to study the functioning brain and techniques for studying individual neurons at a fine scale. Our lab is developing a new technique combining high-density single unit recording and optical tagging that will allow us to bridge the gap between these two parallel lines of research. We will study how neuronal heterogeneity supports hippocampal function in vivo and the role of neural heterogeneity in temporal lobe epilepsy.

Candidates should be proficient in English and should hold a diploma or a master’s degree in Biology, Biophysics, or a related subject. Experience with electrophysiology, animal handling, and programming would be advantageous. The position will be a 65% full time equivalent. Salary will be according to the German salary scale TV-L E13. The position start date is flexible (now – Sept/Oct 2018) and is for a period of 2 years, with the possibility of an extension. Candidates should hold a diploma or a master’s degree in neuroscience, neurobiology, physics, or a related subject. The University of Bonn is an equal opportunities employer.

Interested candidates should send a letter of motivation, curriculum vitae, description of past lab experience, copies of university degree(s) with academic records (and description of grading scale), contact information, and two references as a single PDF file. Applications by email only to Please refer to the application number 360_2017.